Grandparent’s Day 2013 Schedule

8:30 am: Check-in begins (In front of Needham Chapel)

We will give you the most up to date schedule for the day, a Proud Grandparent pin, and other details pertaining to your day. Please check in between 8:30-9:00 am. If you are unable to arrive at that time, your student can check in on your behalf.

9:00-9:50am: Dining and Devotions with our Missionary in Residence, Steve Slater (Needham Courtyard)

Hear from our delightful missionary-in-residence, Steve Slater, as we dig in to the word and some food! Steve has come to us after serving in Fiji with his wife and children and has just signed on for one more year of adventure in the U.S.

10:00am – 10:55am: The Basics of a Healthy Mind presented by Alzheimer’s Association (Heath 100)

The Alzheimer Association is back by popular demand. Their standing-room only presentation was praised with rave reviews about the important reminders regarding our health.

11:00am – 12:30pm: Celebration of Significance Luncheon (Scott Courtyard)

This is our time to celebrate you! We know that many of our students are able to attend Vanguard due to their grandparents’ support and encouragement and we want a chance to say thanks. We will enjoy a meal together and have a chance to hear from our beloved President Taylor.

12:30-1:00pm: Library Tour (O. Cope Budge Library)

Last summer we completed phase one of a renovation. See what one summer can do!

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Tech Savvy Afternoon Seminar (Information Technology Computer Lab)

Maybe you email, Facebook, or tweet. Maybe technology scares you. Either way, come and learn some of the basics so you can better communicate with your grandchildren and stay up to date in this technologically savvy generation.

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Lewis Wilson Institute (Heath 109)

Greg Austring will be hosting two sessions regarding on “Early Assemblies of God Missionary Preparation: The Influence of Harold Needham and the Newly Established Southern California Bible School.” Students will receive chapel credit (1 per session).

Session 1: 2:00-3:00 pm

Refreshment break: 3:00-3:15 pm

Session 2: 3:15-4:00 pm

5:00pm-6:00 pm: Dinner On Own

Enjoy our Dining Commons or take your student to their favorite location off-campus (students love to be spoiled)!

6:00pm-9:00 pm: Keith Ewing Art Show and Student Photography Exhibition (Heath Academic Center)

Gaze at exceptional artwork created by alumni and current students. Enjoy the feeling of a gallery without leaving campus! Ask your student if they submitted a photograph for judging.

8:00 pm: Theatre Department presents Hairspray (Lyceum)

*Available tickets may be purchased at the door or at the luncheon.

Ticket price: $14

Tickets may be purchased in advance at

Our theatre department is superb. Don’t miss your chance to see the musical Hairspray!

Hairspray: In 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out and change is in the air, loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on a local TV dance program. She finds herself transformed overnight from outsider to teen celebrity. Can she manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love without mussing her hair? Hairspray… is something of a blessed event, the arrival of that rarest of Broadway babies, a thoroughly solid piece of musical theater.” –The Washington Post  |   Suitable for ages 6 and older